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“What is the very first gift of the Holy Spirit?
It is the gift of himself, the one who is love
and who makes us fall in love with Jesus.
And this love changes our lives.
That is why we speak of ‘being born again in the Spirit.’”
June 1, 2014
Seeking Fresh Fire
by Jean Beers
A testimony shared at the WWCCR Pentecost Celebration, June 8, 2014.
One of the things the Lord brought to mind today was that the Apostles and the
community in Jerusalem received the power, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit,
more than once. In preparing my
testimony I remember the particular time when I prayed for the outpouring of the
Holy Spirit, and that’s just indelible in my mind. However, that wasn’t the
first time. The first time was
probably my First Communion, when I fully believed that I was receiving Jesus in
the Body of Christ. Then, as a teenager at my Sacrament of Confirmation, I knew
I had received the Holy Spirit at that time.
And there were other times when the Holy Spirit came upon me, and I know
that you, too, may have these experiences, you can look back and see other times
that the Holy Spirit has come upon you.
From Sue's Desk
My dear friends,
I missed not writing to you last month.
This is another two-month issue. We are using this time to put together a new
website, so it will be well worth the sacrifice.
We will return to monthly Gleanings in October.
I would like to highlight the words
Pope Francis spoke to the Italian Renewal in the Spirit at their National
Convocation in Rome. 52,000 people
gathered from 55 countries. The message included seven expectations that Pope
Francis has for the Renewal. I have room here to share three with you. He began,
“The first thing is conversion to the love of Jesus which changes our
lives and makes each Christian a witness to God’s love. The Church expects this
witness of Christian life from us, and the Holy Spirit helps us to live the
Gospel fully and consistently for our own growth in holiness.”
Mark Your Calendars
Join us for a time of fellowship, praise & worship, testimonies and
refreshment just for
women! If you’ve attended the
WWCCR Women’s Retreat consider this a
“Retreat Reunion.” If you haven’t been
able to attend, come and connect with other women and be renewed with
the grace of the Holy Spirit!
To see the full invitation in your browser
February 6-8, 2015
at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center
at the Palisades in Federal Way, WA
forms will be available at the Women’s Day of Refreshment.
is now open:
To see photos from our 2014 Pentecost
at St. Matthew’s Community Center on June 8, 2014
WWCCR Office Mass Schedule:
August 4, 7 pm with Fr. Tony Bawyn
Wednesday, August 13, 11am with Fr. Cal Christiansen
Wednesday, September 10, 11am with Fr. Cal Christiansen
Monday, September 22, 7pm with Fr. Tony Bawyn
HOLY HOUR - New Time!!
Please notice that Holy Hour at the WWCCR will be from 11:30am to 12:30pm
beginning August 1st
We would love to have you join us every Friday from 11:30am-12:30 pm
as we pray for charismatic renewal, the work of WWCCR and your own special
"Each encounter with Jesus changes our life."
~Pope Francis @Pontifex (Twitter)
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